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El Convento gardens

El Convento

A luxury hideaway in the heart of Antigua
Antigua HolidaysGuatemala Holidays· 26 Rooms · ££

Contemporary colonial architecture complemented with world class service

Nestled within the UNESCO city of Antigua, El Convento Boutique Hotel is a prestigious, colonial-style luxury haven.

Positioned along Antigua’s famed cobblestone streets, the hotel is located close to the revered 18th-century Convent of the Capuchinas and is just four blocks from the central park.

Reimagining the grandeur of a 16th-century convent, El Convento offers a collection of 26 meticulously adorned suites. Each suite, featuring modern amenities including air-conditioning and rainforest showers, exudes a unique charm with bespoke furnishings and locally inspired artwork. Ground floor accommodations often feature private terraces and tranquil walled fountains, providing a serene retreat after a day of exploration in the historic city.

Guests are invited to unwind amidst the verdant oasis of the inner courtyard, adorned with cascading vines and graced by a majestic Tempixque tree. Here, a refreshing pool awaits, offering a tranquil setting to savour the renowned gastronomic delights and wine pairings of the hotel.

For culinary enthusiasts, the hotel’s acclaimed restaurant 'Sitz' beckons with contemporary adaptations of traditional Guatemalan cuisine, served either within the elegant confines or atop the rooftop terrace, complete with a crackling log fire. Additionally, a secluded pool amidst the lush garden and the service of an exceptional masseuse ensures a truly indulgent stay.

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When to go to Guatemala and Honduras

Month-by-month guide of when to visit Guatemala and Honduras

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January

This month offers warm sunny days and cooler evenings, making it perfect for exploring the highland regions of Guatemala around Antigua and Lake Atitlan.

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February

Similar to January, February offers excellent weather for volcano hiking and exploring Mayan ruins at Tikal and Copan.

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March

The dry season continues with March an ideal month destinations throughout the region. Temperatures are comforable with low humidity in jungle regions.

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April

Depending on the date of Easter, April can be a particularly busy month with the traditional 'Semana Santa' festivals in Antigua.

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May

May marks the start of the rainy season, with higher humidity however it's still possible to enjoy the country's natural beauty with less tourists throughout the country.

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June

The rainfall increases in June, so travellers can take advantage of lower prices and fewer tourists while exploring attractions like Antigua and Tikal.

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July

Despite rain showers, July offers opportunities for exploration is the lush jungle environment. Showers tend to be of a short duration.

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August

The rains become more intense in August, and while travel is possible, some roads may be prone to flooding so journeys are longer.

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September

A rainy month which tends to offer dry mornings with rain in the afternoons, typically for a couple of hours. Accommodation rates are lower, reflecting the wet conditions.

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October

Very similar to September, although the rains will be tapering off towards the end of the month. Patience for travelling around the country is needed if roads are affected.

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November

As the dry season approaches, November is a good month for visiting the region with all the country's highlights accessible.

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December

Weather wise the holiday month of December is very similar to November with the rains tapering off. Enjoy the Christmas festivities in cities like Antigua or Copan in Honduras.

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